Complete WriteShop in Two Years

Complete one level of WriteShop in two years.

At one lesson per month, this is WriteShop’s gentlest schedule. It allows your child to complete WriteShop I in two years. This schedule is ideal for young or reluctant writers. Taking WriteShop I slowly allows them to grow in skill and maturity while still writing at least twice a week.

  • Reluctant writers in 7th or 8th grade can be easily frustrated and overwhelmed. Consider this slower-paced schedule for them.
  • 6th graders who are motivated and like to write also benefit from this schedule. They should spend two years in WriteShop I so that they’ll be in 8th grade when it’s time for WriteShop II. On the other hand, if your 6th grader is struggling, or hates to write, we can’t stress enough the importance of waiting an extra year or two before beginning WriteShop. You will not regret it.
  • In rare instances, a bright, enthusiastic 5th grader who loves writing can handle WriteShop I. But under no circumstances should you attempt WriteShop with a 5th or 6th grader who hates to write. For a more detailed explanation, go to FAQs (Ages and Grades).

Once these students complete WriteShop I, they may be able to handle the one-year schedule for WriteShop II. If not, you can certainly use the two-year schedule again.

OPTION 1: Spread each WriteShop lesson over three weeks.

 

Week One

Lesson Introduction

Week Two

Writing

Week Three

Editing and Revising

Week Four

Flex Week

Student’s

Tasks

Skill Builders*
Day One, Two,
and Three

Brainstorming Student brainstorms for his/her own composition

First Revision

Optional writing activity

OR

Take this week off

Sloppy Copy

Final Draft

Copying*

Copying*

Copying*

Dictation*

Dictation*

Dictation*

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher’s Tasks

Pre-Writing Activities

Offer help as needed

Edit First Revision

Introduce optional writing activity


Brainstorm
for and write
Practice Paragraph with student)

Grade Final Draft

OPTION 2: Spread each WriteShop lesson over four weeks.

 

Week One
Lesson Introduction

Week Two Writing

Week Three Editing and Revising

Week Four Flex Week

Student’s

Tasks

Skill Builders*
Day One, Two,
and Three

Brainstorming Student brainstorms for his/her own composition

First Revision

Final Draft

Sloppy Copy

Copying*

Copying*

Copying*

Copying*

Dictation*

Dictation*

Dictation*

Dictation*

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher’s Tasks

Pre-Writing Activities

Offer help as needed

Edit
First Revision

Grade
Final Draft


Brainstorm
for and write
Practice Paragraph (with student)

*Grey shaded boxes indicate teacher-directed tasks.

 
 
 

Copyright © 2007 WriteShop, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Content copyright protected by Copyscape website plagiarism search